Chiangmai Life Construction specializes in modern earth and bamboo architecture and quality construction. We are based in Thailand and favor organic, free-flowing designs. We build using natural materials: earth, bamboo, rocks, wood and any combination of these. All bamboo used in our buildings is treated with natural Borax salts.
The philosophy is to increase the quality of life of the client by using natural materials combined with modern, light and clean architecture. We specialize in adobe, wattle & daub and rammed earth walls, rammed earth floors, bamboo roofs, bamboo structures, bamboo pavilions. CLC designs and builds houses, schools as well as office and factory spaces.
At the core is the use of common sense and not the need to follow any doctrine.
We use natural materials because they simply make more sense for the individual as well as the rest of the world. They provide great heat/cold insulation, noise insulation, they last long, they create a warm room feeling. At the same time we embrace any useful progress and knowledge that mankind has produced over the years. Concrete is the best foundation material, modern tools are a joy to work with, but a creative human mind and skilled hands cannot be replaced by modern technology. But there is no contradiction or conflict between how we see bamboo and earth architecture and these innovations of mankind.
First comes the clients need, the desired function. Then the space. Then the materials. All these factors are considered in the right order until the form and design evolves through a process of taking a plausible idea and bouncing it back and forth until everybody smiles and nods his head.
We believe that making a design on paper which supposedly can be planted anywhere is missing the point of creating livable housing. What about the sun and its heating and light effects during the span of a day? What about the water that is already there and the rain water that can flood you at the wrong time? What about the wind that can cool you but also destroy your roof?
When using earth and bamboo as construction materials, you get closer to nature in many ways. For bamboo and earth architecture it is essential to understand the interaction of these materials with the elements.